white and gold timberland boots Cincinnati police hunt for west side serial armed robber
A clerk who had a gun put in her face Wednesday night talked with WLWT.
Joyce Alexander said as soon as she saw the gun, she knew she had to give the suspect what he wanted. She said she is just grateful he didn’t use the weapon.
WLWT obtained exclusive video showing exactly who police are after. The video shows the man robbing the Shell gas station on Queen City Avenue on Thursday night.
Alexander works at the Shell on Hopple Street in Camp Washington. She knows what it feels like to be face to face with the suspect’s gun.
“All he did was did it like this, ‘give me that money,’ so I said, ‘OK.’ I hit the button, give him what I had,” Alexander said.
In addition to her Shell gas station, Cincinnati police said the suspect tried to rob a Family Dollar in Camp Washington but got locked out.
They also said he robbed a United Dairy Farmers store on Glenmore Avenue in Westwood and is believed to be connected to another armed robbery in Cheviot.
Thursday night, there were at least two more robberies believed to be carried out by the same suspect.
According to a clerk at the Shell gas station on Queen City Avenue, the suspect came in with a gun,
demanded cash and took him into a back room to get even more money.
A short time later, there was yet another robbery, at the Smile Drive Thru on Glenway Avenue.
It’s an unnerving experience for these clerks, especially knowing the suspect in still out there.
“Thank God, I’m so lucky cause I’ve got too many grandbabies. I’ve got a life to live. I ain’t on that,” Alexander said.
Stores are on alert after these robberies.
People on the west side have also been talking about this suspect and wonder where he will hit next.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, in his mid 20s with a lighter complexion. They also said he is about 5’9”, about 150 160 pounds, and he was wearing a black hoodie, black or blue jeans,
a black mask and tan Timberland boots.